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Farmers Markets: Your Gluten-Free Friend

Farmer’s Markets help you keep a healthy gluten-free lifestyle as fresh fruits and veggies are naturally gluten-free.  

 

Finding an abundance of produce this time of the year is so easy.  And, as the summer progresses the choices become even more abundant.  

 

We’ve even found amazing Farmer’s Markets while on vacation.

FM cherry tom
Last week we found some incredible cherry tomatoes.  

 

As I dropped it into my mouth it burst with flavor, taking me right back to standing in a garden and picking it off the vine.  Tomatoes are definitely a taste of Summer!

 

Shopping Farmer’s Markets can help bring health to you and your family.  

 

“Eat the Rainbow” by filling your plate with colorful fruits and veggies. Eating organic and locally grown foods also adds to a healthy lifestyle.

 

You will be able to find familiar fruits and veggies, along with many new treasures.

 

Look into your local Farmer’s Market

and you can find:

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GREENS

Salad and lettuce greens, spinach, kale, Swiss chard, cucumbers, zucchini, chives and scallions, peppers, fennel, and garlic scapes. Of course there are also an abundance of fresh herbs to add flavor and health to your dishes.

greens

 

YELLOWS

Yellow summer squash and yellow peppers

FM squash

 

ORANGES

carrots of course, as well as beautiful orange

peppers, and peaches

FM peaches

 

REDS

strawberries, raspberries, beets, sweet red cherries, sweet red peppers, rhubarb and tomatoes in all varieties

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BLUES

 blueberries and blackberries

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That is all just a starter!

 

Look around to find new options like garlic scapes- bright green flower stems that shoot up from the bulbs and can be used in any dish as you would garlic.  

 

Try something new like jicama, fresh beets, radishes or even kale and see how you like it.

 

Last week our dinner was straight from our Farmer’s Market. We mixed some deliciously fresh tomatoes, chives and cucumbers with brown rice pasta.  Then, added some shredded carrots and a quick Italian-style dressing over the top. This was paired with the gluten-free BBQ Chicken, also found at the Farmers Market –  so spicy, tender and delicious. Dinner in a flash!

 

You can get very creative with all the great finds you can purchase at the Farmers Market. Check out how right here.

FM pasta salad

 

This weekend we put together, one of my favorite summer dishes:  

fresh, thickly sliced, tomato sandwiches!

FM BLT

 

Fruits and veggies are not the only fabulous finds at the Farmer’s Markets.  

 

Check out all the other booths to find different prepared foods such as pickles, guacamole, salsa, jams and jellies, hummus, candies, and even wines.  

 

Bakeries offer delicious, and often gluten-free, baked goods such as breads, rolls, muffins and cookies.  

 

One may even find soaps, jewelry and even local honey.

 

Don’t forget your local grass-fed beef and dairy.  

 

Depending on the market, you can find a lot of fabulous things.

 

Not sure where to find a Farmer’s Market?  Check out www.localharvest.org  for listings of markets in your area.

 

I cannot wait to hit the market again to see what I can find!
Remember that it can be simple, or as elaborate as you like.
 
What dish can you create from your local Farmer’s Market?

This information is provided for educational and informational purposes only, to educate you about gluten-free living and as a self-help tool for your own use. It is not meant to diagnose, treat, prevent, or cure. Use this information at your own risk based on your own judgment. Always seek the advice of your own Medical Provider regarding any questions or concerns you have about your specific health or any medications. This information is not allowed to be reproduced, replicated, or sold.

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